- Research Program Mentor
PhD candidate at Stanford University
Physics, mathematics, chemistry, visual arts, design, biomechanics
BioMy primary specialty is computational condensed matter physics and magnetic materials. I have experience with ML and micro-magnetic simulations, and also with neutrino physics and biomechanics. I am also a professional scientific illustrator! Drawing and painting have always been passions of mine, and I love using those skills to help share scientific concepts with a wider audience.
Creating a science comic
In this project, you will pick a concept in physics you find fascinating, and design a comic to explain it in a way that is accessible to anyone. You will gain experience in design, drawing, and composition on the art side, but also reading scientific literature, and breaking down complex concepts to the fundamentals.
Writing a scientific review
In this project, you will write a scientific review-style paper on a topic of your choice. Topics could range anywhere within physics, from “the discovery of quantum mechanics” to “how do we know that dark matter exists?”. This process will teach you how to find, access, and critically analyze existing scientific literature and how to assemble primary literature into a scientific review. You will gain skills in writing and editing, as well as an in-depth knowledge of your chosen research topic.
Using physics to reduce sports injuries
Is there an specific injury that is common in your favorite sport? You can use a biomechanical model (applying physics to human motion) to identify risk factors and ways the mitigate them. You can design an experiment to collect measurements for your model.